- Category: Entertainment
- Published Wednesday, March 9, 2016
- CTV News
LOS ANGELES - A judge has dismissed a drug conviction of the son of actor Robert Downey Jr.
City News Service says a Los Angeles judge wiped Indio Downey's guilty plea to cocaine possession from the criminal record on Tuesday after he successfully completed an 18-month diversion program.
The 22-year-old was arrested about two years ago in West Hollywood, California.
Robert Downey Jr., who also struggled with drug abuse and wound up in prison before going sober, issued a statement after the arrest saying that his son may have inherited a genetic component of addiction.
Gov. Jerry Brown pardoned the "Iron Man" star last December, saying he has become a law-abiding citizen.